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I’ve been dealing with an awful lot of loss lately. For many of us living with HIV, we tend to continue to experience trauma as part of our early days in the epidemic. Some have described it as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). How do we ever get passed PTSD in a “continually terminal” disease? I …

Shabbat Shalom

“. . . no one was left to speak for me.” If you recognize the final words of this famous quote then you can begin to understand why we too must be Stronger Than Hate.  As I write this it has been nearly a week since this senseless and tragic attack on our Jewish neighbors. …

Resilience & Stigma

I recently saw a presentation on a current study that is exploring Resilience & Stigma. As I understand, the study is comparing life’s events and our resilience to overcome stigma associated with those events.  As an example, how traumatic was coming out for you? Were you able to come to terms with it quickly? Are …

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